The Master of Science (Physiotherapy) program at Dalhousie University has completed the accreditation review process administered by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). PEAC is an incorporated body under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and operates as the accrediting agency for physiotherapy education programs in Canada. The status of Accreditation – Probationary was granted to the program on April 30, 2020. A description of Accreditation – Probationary follows.

Accreditation – Probationary

A program is non-compliant in a CORE criterion OR
A program is in compliance with less than 50% of the accreditation criteria in one standard OR
A program is in compliance with less than 80% of the accreditation criteria in more than two standards OR
A program fails to demonstrate progress in addressing the identified concerns in its required Progress Report(s)
If a program loses its accreditation status, its students may not be considered graduates of an accredited physiotherapy education program.
Students must be considered graduates from an accredited physiotherapy education program in Canada in order to be eligible to write the Physiotherapy Competency Exam and be licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada.
The program’s accreditation status is important to graduating students with regards to be coming licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada. It is recommended that students contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators ( for information regarding the process to become licensed as a physiotherapist in Canada following graduation.

More details regarding the definitions of the levels of accreditation are available at or by contacting Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada, Suite 26, 509 Commissioners Road West, London, Ontario, N6J 1Y5, (226) 636-0632,

School of Physiotherapy Accreditation Review and Status Report [PDF348KB]